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Bachelor of Science in Information (BSI) students

The Bachelor of Science in Information is an upper-level undergraduate degree; you’ll complete it in your junior and senior years at U-M. Students from all sorts of personal and educational backgrounds decide to enroll in the BSI program -- people with little to no programming experience to tech wizards; people interested in humanities to those interested in medicine and more ... These Faces of UMSI profiles will give you an introduction to some of the exceptional personalities in our BSI program. Read about what brought these undergraduate students to U-M, how they discovered UMSI and the BSI, their most valuable experiences and opportunities, and what they envision doing with their degree down the line.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn about how some of our BSI alumni got started on paths to careers in data science, marketing, UX design, product management and more. (Profiles are not routinely updated post-publication.) 

A photo of Julia Kassab posing behind a long wooden desk in an empty Law School classroom

Julia Kassab used data to drive policy as an intern at the Institute for Economics and Peace. 

An image of Aayana Anand sitting in front of a podcasting microphone and laptop, with purple lighting in the background.

As an intersectional feminist podcaster, leadership fellow and data analyst, Aayana Anand thrives on connection.

Allison He stands outside North Quad

Allison He is merging her STEM background with her love of art as an aspiring UX designer and first-generation college student. 

A photo of Joey Quick standing on campus in front of fall foliage.

Joey Quick takes a people-oriented approach to technology, drawing upon a decade of experience at Zingerman's Roadhouse. 

A photo of Tyra Briscoe standing in front of North Quad

Transfer student Tyra Briscoe is an aspiring UX librarian with a focus on accessibility.


Abpreet Kaur

Abril Vela

Ben Zimmerman

Brendan Palkowski

Bobby Henderson

Drew Dyer

Emma Shpiz

Fernando Carretero

George Lu

Imaan Munir

Jaren Johnson

Kaitlyn Docherty

Logan Meyer

Meera Desai

Michael Barsky

Nick Chin

Samantha Herman

Shaelyn Albrecht

Shannon Li

Sierre Wolfkostin

Somya Bhagwagar

Stephanie Kerner

Terrence Green

Verity Sturm

Vinh Luong

Viviana Hernandez

Yianni Kontousis